Cadetships

The cadetship is available to La Trobe University undergraduate students who are about to complete their second year and are interested in pursuing a career in aquatic ecology. These students spend 8 to 10 weeks during November to February working with our research staff.  The program may be delivered at the Albury-Wodonga, Mildura or Melbourne campus or off site.

Applications are now open and will close Friday 26 October 2018. Download the Student Cadetship Program and Position Description for details on how to apply.

Contact us for more information on the Student Cadetship Program.

Recent cadetship experiences

Will Beck

Will Beck

Health of a floodplain Internship

Location: Mildura, Victoria
Monitoring ecological responses in floodplain ecosystems is an important aspect of understanding responses to disturbance regimes such as flooding and drying. This practical, internship style cadetship will provide hand-on experience of monitoring and research projects in the lower Murray Darling region

Bianca Berto

Bianca Berto

Biodiversity in Rare and Threatened Alpine Plant Communities on the Bogong High Plains and Threats from Invasive Deer

Location: Falls Creek , Victoria
The rise of Sambar Deer in the Australian Alps over the last decade has been remarkable. The potential for negative impacts on species, communities and ecological function is poorly documented and hence, there is some urgency to develop management approaches to reduce/minimise their impacts. This project examines current impacts of deer on threatened alpine plant communities (such as snowpatches), with a focus on EPBC-listed plant species.

Matthew Brewer

Matthew Brewer

Exploration of symbiotic interactions between River Redgums and mycorrhizal fungi on

Location: Wodonga, Victoria
This project will use a combination of field assessments, soil chemistry, through to next generation DNA sequencing techniques to disentangle a subset of these questions. Field experiments will likely be conducted within the Barmah National Park